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  • Youth Plaintiff Appeals New Mexico Climate Case

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  • Pennsylvania Climate Change Lawsuit Moves Forward

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  • Iowa Supreme Court Declines to Review Climate Case

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  • Texas Supports Youth in Climate Change Lawsuit

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  • Collective open letter to the Government of Odisha, India 15 February 2013

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  • Oregan Youth Climate Change Lawsuit

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  • Special auction of works curated by artist Izhar Patkin

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  • Alaska Youth Pursue Climate Case

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  • Brooklyn-based human rights organization scoops prestigious Panda Award

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  • WITNESS Celebrates 20 Years Of Using Video For Human Rights At The Focus For Change Benefit

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  • Multimedia Cambodian Monk Wins International Human Rights Defenders Award

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  • Peter Gabriel and WITNESS Celebrate 20 Years of Collaborative Activism at Annual Focus For Change Benefit at Roseland Ballroom, NYC

    September 19, 2012 - More »
  • As Brazil receives Olympic flag, forced evictions taint the handover

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  • Pennsylvania Youth Petition Five State Agencies to Protect the Atmosphere for Future Generations

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  • New Mexico Atmospheric Trust Suit to Proceed on the Merits as Judge Denies Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss

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  • University of Texas Libraries and WITNESS Partner to Expand Human Rights Video Archives

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  • Request for a joint statement by UN Special Procedures Mandate Holders concerning the Boeung Kak Lake human rights defenders

    June 27, 2012 - More »
  • Request for Observers Be Sent to Appeal Trial of Boeung Kak Lake Human Rights Defenders

    June 25, 2012 - More »
  • Brazilian Human Rights Groups Gear Up To Send Message To RIO+20 Delegates

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  • Youth Plaintiff Appeals New Mexico Climate Case

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  • Pennsylvania Climate Change Lawsuit Moves Forward

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  • Iowa Supreme Court Declines to Review Climate Case

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